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HCC-Veolia contract: Planning Permission Longstop Date extended

Posted by hertswow on June 9, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Yet again Herts. CC has hung on to the contract with Veolia, as follows:

"Councillors considered a number of changes to the contract it has with Veolia, including the ‘planning permission longstop date’.
This agreement says either the county council or Veolia can pull out on June 30 this year, should ‘satisfactory planning permission’ not be in place.
And at the meeting the cabinet agreed to extend that date to December 31, 2020 - allowing time for th...

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Conference on "Circular Economy of Materials"

Posted by hertswow on May 20, 2019 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Conference: "What goes around, comes around" — Transition toward a Circular Economy of Materials


This conference is part of London Circular Economy Week 2019. It was designed initially for community groups with Transition Network in and around Greater London, but is open to all.

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019 from 10am to 1pm followed by an optional tour of the Wetlands from 1pm to 2pm. Details & booking via Eventbrite:

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Veolia's proposal for Hoddesdon

Posted by hertswow on May 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

In response to a query by Veolia, all stakeholders have been notified by MHCLG via PINS that:

  • The statutory timetable for determining this case expired on 7th May 2019.
  • The application is still under consideration by the Secretary of State.
  • The Secretary of State will seek to reach his decision as soon as possible.

Overview & Scrutiny, Risks

Posted by hertswow on April 28, 2019 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Reminder: the current assessments of risks include the following.



Proposed Scrutiny Activity, Appendix 5, Item 8, a Bulletin:

"When feasible, an update on contingency arrangements, should planning for the Hoddesdon Energy Recovery Facility be denied."




Identified Risks, Item 1, Appendix 1, March 2019:...

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Status of Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon

Posted by hertswow on April 26, 2019 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Herts. County Council have made an order on 1st March 2019 that

"if confirmed as made, will modify the Definitive Map and Statement for the area by:-

adding to them a footpath commencing from Essex Road (public highway) at TL 3849 0865 (point A on the Order Plan) heading north east across Stephenson Close south east of the roundabout then along Ratty’s Lane for approximately 685 metres to a junction with Hoddesdon Footpath 59 and Hoddesdon Footpath 63 adjacent to...

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Sustainable St Albans, Festival 2019: 'Zero Waste' events

Posted by hertswow on April 16, 2019 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Sustainable St Albans has timetabled the following 'Zero Waste' events for the annual Festival in June 2019, as follows.

"Saturday  11th May to Saturday 1st June 2019: 3 weeks of sustainability events across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages. ..." (https://sustainablestalbans.org/?mc_cid=760328719d&mc_eid=6582530541" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)

Zero Waste: Mend and Repair

Go to an Upcycling and Repair FairMend

Swap crafting...

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Public Health England: Report of Air Polluton

Posted by hertswow on March 28, 2019 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Guidance by Public Health England (PHE), published on 11th March 2019: "Improving outdoor air quality and health: review of interventions" - A comprehensive overview of actions that national and local government and others can take to improve air quality and health. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-outdoor-air-quality-and-health-review-of-interventions" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

"The report provides local practitioners and policy-makers with an indicat...

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Herts. Minerals Local Plan consultation

Posted by hertswow on March 8, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Herts. Minerals Local Plan consultation ends on 2nd March:

We invite consultees to submit comments on the Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Minerals Local Plan document regarding the four tests of "soundness (PDF 141KB)" Opening in a new window.

.. over a ten week period starting at 9am on Monday 14 January 2019 and ending at 5pm on Friday 22 March 2019. Please ensure that responses reach us by the closing date.


The county council ...

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UK Consultations on Deposit Return Schemes, Extended Producer Responsibility and Consistency

Posted by hertswow on March 4, 2019 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Press release, 18th February 2019

"Government launches consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy."



Consultations on Deposit Return Schemes, Extended Producer Responsibility and Consistency

Reply by Monday 13th May 2019

Deposit Return Schemes:


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Environmental Permit issued

Posted by hertswow on February 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Environment Agency has now issued an environmental permit for a waste incinerator proposd by Veolia for Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon, Herts.: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/en11-0rf-veolia-es-hertfordshire-limited-environmental-permit-issued?utm_source=29ab7080-d03b-4e62-9f25-8d936314f6f9&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

Permit number: EPR/SP3038DY.